Komet, aka: Frank Bretschneider, is one of the founders of Germany's Raster.Music label and has become an important contributor to the world of microscopic sound and digital sonic art. Recently, he has been releasing material on labels such as Raster, 12k, and Mille Plateaux, among others.
(roughly: white noise, or, distant noise) is a very organically composed blend of clean sinetones and faint echoes of melody and air with a subtle dub aesthetic and intensely polyrythmic microbeats. It is Bretschneider's most engaging album since 1997's Flex.
"Proving that less can indeed be more, Komet's tiny bleeps and beats are strung together in patterns which evoke warmth. Oftentimes tropical zones are hinted at, as if Rausch were documenting a micro-excursion deep into the untamed depths within the silicon heart of a computer..."
BLOW UP (IT)
"Glacial microrhythms, sinewaves and crystalline tones, smoothed tappings, stylized pop and dub echoes of lunar chill-out"
Looping I-VI (And Other Assorted Lovesongs)
Frank Bretschneider + Taylor Deupree